Looking for an energetic self-starter who works well with a small team, collaborates across close-knit company with little supervision. Candidate should be comfortable and effective with cross functional activities The communications manager will have a solid
understanding of public relations and communications, with seasoned skills to elevate the company’s visibility, strong reputation and leadership with animal care and all regenerative efforts. Brand awareness will be a key driver. The individual should be well
versed with crafting and pitching demos, local news, national initiatives, thought leadership pieces and farmer/rancher, chef and partner stories. Candidate is able to create and maintain connections with key trade reporters, publications, magazine editors
and general press – supporting a proactive and reactive media strategy. This person will work closely with senior team, sales and marketing, external customers, thought leaders and partners and be an organized resource for all external communications.
The Position • Crafting a strategic thought leadership calendar • Writing press releases, media plans, compelling stories and news hooks • Pitching and securing news with industry trades and top media outlets • Collaborating to plan
and execute speaking opportunities for senior team, partners, chefs and farmers • Partnering in the development of specific digital and social strategy • Research and data management for news and media analysis • Managing several projects at once •
5-7 Years of Experience in Public Relations
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Business, or other related field
Prior Spokesperson Experience
Excellent writing skills
Ability to create compelling presentations and talking points
Presentation skills with ability to coach
Strong organizational skills
Agency experience a plus
Strong leadership, strategic thinking, communication and teamwork skills.
Ability to function in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment with a calm sense of urgency, patience and fortitude.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to edit personal work and that of others.
Experience supporting and working with teams in multiple work locations.
Meat industry experience a plus
Experience building brands within the food industry
Willingness to travel (25% travel)
Strategic Media, Event and Thought Leadership Calendar (to include speaking opportunities, panels, etc.)
Utilizing and creating value added opportunities in conjunction to participation (e.g. meetings, partnership dinners, product tastings, etc.)
Editorial Calendar for Media Outreach, Opinion pieces, features and article placements.
Creative planning for products in addition to seasonal and other news hooks.
Award Submissions, Category features and Leadership Submissions.
Day to day media management, reports, communications and planning.
Writing: Press Releases, Speeches and Presentations, Advisories, Articles, Award Submissions, Blogs, Event materials, and other requests from internal and external clients.
News resource, clip management, video editing and ownership of media library and online files.
With nearly 40 years as an industry leader, Niman Ranch is a community of more than 720 independent family farmers and ranchers who raise livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably to deliver the finest-tasting meat™. All Niman Ranch
pork, beef, lamb and prepared products are certified under the Certified Humane® program and available nationwide at both food service and retail locations.
Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.